AIP pointer file

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Pointer files have been used to help provide sustainable access to compressed AIPs since Archivematica 1.0. [1]. The documentation about them, below, is currently in progress.


Accessing pointer files inside Archivematica can be done by navigating the Dashboard to Archival storage finding a suitable AIP, e.g. at time of writing a compressed AIP, and under Pointer file clicking View. Archivematica will make a call to the Storage Service API to return the file for that AIP.

Developer Notes

Location inside Storage Service

Pointer file are stored in internal Storage Service directories, e.g.


You can see where they are stored looking up the Storage Service database:

select locations_location.uuid, 
from locations_location
inner join locations_package 
on locations_location.uuid = 

Sample Pointer Files

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